Black America Since MLK

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state

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Lowndes County and the Black Panther Symbol


Stokely Carmichael and fellow activists combated voter suppression in Lowndes, AL in 1965.

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MLK and Young Black Activists


In the late 1960s, many young black activists saw Dr. King as out of touch. Watch Nov. 15.

Social Media and Social Justice


Explore the role of social media in furthering social justice. Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Media Response to Hurricane Katrina


Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Racial Profiling


Racial profiling has led to tragedy on several occasions. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

The Million Man March


The Million Man March took place in 1995 in Washington, D.C.. Watch Nov 15 & 22.

Affirmative Action


In the 1970s, backlash against affirmative action was in full swing. Watch Nov. 15 & 22.